sep 202012
 
Curiosity Targets Unusual Rock on Its Journey

  NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has driven up to a football-size rock that will be the first for the rover’s arm to examine. The drive by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity during the mission’s 43rd Martian day, or sol, (Sept. 19, 2012) ended with this rock about 8 feet (2.5 meters) in front of the rover. [continue reading]

aug 232012
 
Curiosity Begins Driving at Bradbury Landing

  NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has begun driving from its landing site, which scientists announced yesterday they have named for the late author Ray Bradbury. An artist’s conception of Curiosity exploring Mars. Image Credit: NASA/JPL Making its first movement on the Martian surface, Curiosity’s drive combined forward, turn and reverse segments. This placed the rover roughly 20 [continue reading]